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Fern Peoples, EdD, RN

Fern Peoples, EdD, RN

Office: Wiegand 212
Phone: 305-899-4715


EdD, Higher Education, University of Phoenix, 2010
MSN, Masters in Nursing Administration and Education, Mountain State University, 2003
BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Miami, 1996


Dr. Fern Peoples is an assistant professor in the Division of Nursing at Barry University since 2011. Dr. Peoples teaches foundations of nursing in the traditional and accelerated option undergraduate program. Dr. Peoples has a particular interest in clinical-based nursing for students in foundations of nursing and has implemented ways of applying theory into the clinical setting.


Dr. Peoples has an interest in job dissatisfaction of registered nurses, and her research has focused on this dissatisfaction and what could be done to make for better satisfaction of registered nurses in their jobs. Her master’s research focused on knowledge and attitude changes of nursing students associated with the study and care of cancer patients. The research is entitled “Knowledge and Attitude Changes of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Associated with the Study of Cancer.” Her dissertation focused on job dissatisfaction of registered nurses. The dissertation is entitled “Job Dissatisfaction of Registered Nurses in a Central Florida Medical Center: A Phenomenological Study.”

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